"Getting to see the families and the children that are receiving the benefits of those bushels of grain, really brought it full circle. It made me want to get more elevators involved and ask for that extra ten bushels because I have seen who it's affecting and how it's affecting them," she said.
From an ag background
Danielle is a graduate of Kansas State University in Animal Science and now attends Cleveland Chiropractic College with aspirations of being an animal chiropractor. Attending school in Kansas City and being the "only person with a pair of square-toed boots" is what gave Danielle the desire to compete for the Miss Kansas title.
"Coming from an ag background, I felt that it was important that those people who are teaching others about nutrition and health understand where their food comes from" she said.
As a voice for agriculture, her mission is to educate the public on who produces food, plus where and how it is produced. She believes that understanding these points can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Danielle hopes to continue to promote her passion for agriculture and health as Miss Kansas. She says it would be an honor to represent Kansas on the Miss America stage and bring Kernels for Kids nationwide.
Danielle is the only Miss Kansas contestant running on an agriculture platform. Danielle says being a part of the Miss Kansas competition is about agriculture having a presence and putting the spotlight on an industry that can help cultivate a healthy lifestyle for us all.
To get involved with Kernels for Kids, visit the website, where you will find instructions on how to make your local elevator a Kernels for Kids elevator. The website also provides a link on how to donate and get involved even if you do not have bushels of grain to give.